protection against individuals and businesses that wanted to deny homosexuals certain services. For example, if a baker didn't want to bake a wedding cake with two grooms on it, then the law would protect their right from a lawsuit or other sanction for that discrimination. — Hanover
I've made the following point before, a point that seems to be mostly ignored. A baker declining to bake a cake representing something he disagrees with is not
an example of "wanting to deny homosexuals certain services", if by that you mean a denial of service because they are homosexual
. That is, it is not in itself an example of discrimination against the customer on the basis of sexuality. Many such bakers would most likely bake non-gay cakes for people whom they knew to be gay, and if so they are not guilty of discriminating against gay people.
Edit: just realized this is an old thread in which I already made the point :D